Mayor Tim Keller goes without a city credit card

RICHARD BERRY HAD — A CITY CREDIT CARD FOR WORK TRIPS AND MEALS BUT AS NEWS 13 )S JEANNIE NGUYEN FOUND OUT — THAT IS NOT SOMETHING YOU WILL FIND IN MAYOR TIM KELLER )S WALLET

1:00:48 "The mayor takes taxpayer dollars very seriously, so here at the city, he kind of just operates just like any other employee He buys his own coffees and his own lunches" 1:00:58 FELICIA SALAZAR IS THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE MAYOR )S OFFICE SHE SAYS MAYOR TIM KELLER HASN )T FOUND A NEED FOR A CITY CREDIT CARD 1:00:21 "The mayor came in and during his transition period, was really focused on getting straight to work

" 1:00:26 SALAZAR SAYS GOING WITHOUT THE CREDIT CARD IS HIS WAY OF SHOWING FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY 1:02:43 "The mayor, at least from our perspective on the TopGolf issue, is being fiscally responsible So we applaud him for that" 1:02:48 PAUL GESSING IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE RIO GRANDE FOUNDATION — A NON-PROFIT RESEARCH INSTITUTE HE SAYS HE APPRECIATES THE STANCE MAYOR KELLER IS TAKING ON THE ISSUE

1:01:40 "It sounds like Mayor Keller is trying to be fiscally responsible, that )s great" 1:01:44 BUT FORMER MAYOR RICHARD BERRY — HAD A DIFFERENT TAKE ON HIS FINANCES ACCORDING TO HIS CITY CREDIT CARD STATEMENTS — WHICH ARE STILL LISTED ON THE CITY )S WEBSITE — BERRY CHARGED HIS CARD QUITE A BIT BERRY OFTEN HAD MEALS AT LOCAL RESTAURANTS LIKE VINAIGRETTE — WECKS — AND FORK AND FIG ON TOP OF THAT — BERRY PREFERRED TO TRAVEL BY TAXIS ON WORK TRIPS AND WOULD CHARGE THOSE ON THE COMPANY CARD

cha-ching money/cashier nat pop BUT SALAZAR SAYS — ALL OF MAYOR KELLER )S MEALS ARE ON HIS DIME AND IF HE HAS A WORK TRIP — ALL HIS EXPENSES ARE PRE-APPROVED BY THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER 1:03:47 "The mayor )s just really focused on being accountable to taxpayers, and that )s been a priority since he )s been in public office" 1:03:54 JEANNIE NGUYEN — KRQE NEWS 13 IN THE PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION — MAYOR BERRY AND HIS CHIEF OF STAFF HAD CITY ISSUED CREDIT CARDS

BUT THEY SPENT FAR LESS EACH YEAR THAN THE PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION OF MARTY CHAVEZ RUN DOWN MARQUEE SIGNS